It’s been a while since we added to our quick and handy tool set. So it’s about time we put some of the big users in the home into context. When we talk about 1 unit of electricity, or 1 kilowatt-hour (kwh) it can be confusing as to what that really means. So hopefully the… Read more »
Posts By: Rich Davies
Just as a bit of warning for all of you late night Wednesday prepaid token buyers: “The City of Cape Town’s electricity prepayment vending system will be switched off for planned maintenance from 22:00 on Wednesday, 17 September 2014 until 05:00 on Thursday, 18 September 2014,” a statement said. “Consumers are advised to please ensure… Read more »
So it’s official, electricity prices will be rising harder and faster than the 8% already planned. NERSA have agreed that Eskom can raises prices more than 8% next April, but they haven’t agreed exactly how much yet! “South African power utility firm Eskom has been given permission to raise electricity prices next year above the… Read more »
Over the past few months there has been news story after news story of Eskom struggling with: Strikes: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-28123907 Leadership: http://www.miningweekly.com/article/brown-promises-swift-action-on-eskom-sustainability-new-ceo-2014-06-05 Finances: http://www.timeslive.co.za/thetimes/2014/05/16/struggling-eskom-asks-for-tariff-adjustment Keeping the lights on: http://www.news24.com/Travel/South-Africa/Cape-Town-Airport-included-in-Eskom-load-shedding-20140618 Keeping the country happy: http://www.iol.co.za/news/crime-courts/burning-rage-over-power-cuts-1.1713816#.U7gLm_ldUdo Not killing people!: http://allafrica.com/stories/201407041112.html I’m not going to get into the politics of it all, but needless to say, it might be a good time to start helping yourself… Read more »
Was just looking for something else and I found this news from earlier in the year. It was news to me anyway! South Africa is getting new sockets!